Smartphone Selling Heats Up Prior to New iPhone Launch

eBay Inc. Staff

As the world waits for the much rumored and anticipated iPhone 6, eBay has taken a look back at historical data to see how a release of this magnitude is likely to shake up the electronics re-sell market.

The below infographic looks at the past three iPhone generation announcements – which included the introduction of Siri, the retina display, and improved camera functionality – and may be an indication of what is to come if the iPhone 6 is announced in September.

For sellers looking to upgrade to the latest and greatest in consumer technology, the data shows what might be in store to get top dollar for their smartphones. Sellers should know:

· With each new model, there has been an uptick in the number of sales and listings globally following the announcement*
· The average selling price of the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 post availability of the iPhone 5S/5C averaged at around $280*

No matter what the popularity of the new iPhone is, eBay is so confident that your phone will sell that from Sept. 1 through Oct. 24 eBay sellers in the U.S. will get $100 coupon if their smartphone does not sell. With prices reaching up to $420 and selling made simple, eBay is clearly the go-to place to sell your tech. 

*Specific date range of data points can be found in the infographic below